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High school football: State's 2014 crop looking even stronger

Oklahoma and Oklahoma State both landed top in-state commits, and other major prospects added offers from elite programs. And the cycle isn't slowing down anytime soon.
by Scott Wright Published: April 21, 2013
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photo - Edmond North's Michael Farmer tries to get by Edmond Memorial's Sam Kreutzer during the high school football game between Edmond North and Edmond Memorial at Wantland Stadium in Edmond, Okla., Friday, Aug. 31, 2012. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman
Edmond North's Michael Farmer tries to get by Edmond Memorial's Sam Kreutzer during the high school football game between Edmond North and Edmond Memorial at Wantland Stadium in Edmond, Okla., Friday, Aug. 31, 2012. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman

It's been a busy and exciting week in Oklahoma high school football recruiting, with news seeming to break every day.

Oklahoma and Oklahoma State both landed top in-state commits, and other major prospects added offers from elite programs.

And the cycle isn't slowing down anytime soon.

Those who follow recruiting have seen it coming. The 2014 class is destined to be one of the state's strongest in years.

Highly targeted prospects at the top, and depth of Division I talent below them.

Cameron Batson is the perfect example. The Millwood receiver didn't crack the top 20 in The Oklahoman's first Super 30 recruit rankings for 2014, released in February.

But since then, the 5-foot-9, 165-pound speedster picked up three major offers and verbally committed to Texas Tech on Sunday.

A week ago, OU picked up Edmond Santa Fe quarterback Justice Hansen, and on Saturday, OSU added its second Broken Arrow player with linebacker Gyasi Akem.

And this class keeps bringing coaches from the country's best programs to Oklahoma.

Douglass defensive end Deondre Clark and Jenks defensive back Steven Parker continue to pile up offers from all across the country, with two-time defending national champion Alabama pursuing both.

Same goes for Norman North quarterback David Cornwell, who shot up into the top 25 of the latest ESPN recruit rankings last week.

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by Scott Wright
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A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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